April 29, 1919 - Jan. 14, 2013
Catharine Emily Stout, 93, died peacefully Monday, January 14, 2013, in Bend, OR.
Kay, as she was known to her friends, was born in Shreveport, LA, and grew up in Sandusky, Ohio. She moved to Marion, OH, in the early 1950s with her husband, Robert O. Stout, a Marion native and attorney. At the urging of her son, Robert, she returned to school and earned a BA, MA, and PhD in Social Work from the Ohio State University. She went on to teach as an adjunct professor at OSU-Marion and maintained a counseling practice in Marion.
As an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Marion, Kay served as the Superintendent of the Sunday school for many years and was the first woman elder in her synod.
In the 1970s, she received the National Organization of Women (NOW) Woman of the Year Award for Central Ohio for her work in starting the first shelter for battered women in Marion, OH, the Turning Point Center which currently serves women and men in six Central Ohio counties.
Later in life, Kay moved to Oregon, to be near her son, Rob and his family. She was a kind, loving and very proud grandmother to her two grandchildren, Carlos and Maya, and a treasured mother-in-law to her sons wife, Pat.
She is survived by her son, Rob Stout; daughter- in-law, Pat Stout; and two grandchildren, Carlos and Maya Stout of Bend, OR; nieces and nephews, Mary Warytko of Cleveland, OH, Richard Warren of Huron, OH, Robin Stout Cook of Indianola, WA, and Randy Stout of Phoenix, AZ. Her husband, Robert O. Stout; and her parents, Catherine and Emil Michaux predeceased her.
Services and her burial were held in Marion, OH, on January 19, 2013.